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>> there's a little blood around your pelvic. >> blood? oh, i spilled many i drink. -- my drink. good morning. the week is almost over. one more day to goa. a live look outside at the washington monument. good morning to you. i'm wisdom martin. sarah has the day off. -- one more day to go. tucker is here to talk about
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the weather. >> it should be a good looking day and a cool day. today, only in the low 60s. let's get to the satellite picture and show you we are looking nice and quiet out there at the moment. the satellite picture showing conditions are fairly quiet across the region. there should be some gradual improvement in our forecast over the next couple of days. i'll have details on that in just a minute. i'll toss it back to you. >> thank you. checking our top stories, a late night rescue for a construction worker trapped in the rubble of the parking garage collapse in florida. rescuers freed the critically injured worker 13 hours after the collapse of the garage. one worker is still missing
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inside the collapse. vice president joe biden and paul rain are gearing up for the debate tonight. some suggest ryan has the added pressure of familiarizing the public with him. the cardinals won yesterday 8-0. it is do or die time. they are now one win away from clip. ing the series and ending the nats' incredible season. ross detwiler takes the mound for the nats in game four this afternoon. first pitch is at 4:07. we can expect another crowded scene on metro for today's nats game. green line trains and the platform at metro's navy yard station were jam packed following yesterday's game. bob barnard shows us how it
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went. >> reporter: these are the die- hards who stayed until the end. >> it was depressing. >> we got blew out today. it is what it is. >> tough loss. >> a lot of long faces. >> this is going to be forever. >> reporter: any way around this? >> outside of owning a helicopter, no. >> reporter: despite this traffic jam, nats fans will tell you metro is the best way to get to the ballpark and home. >> absolutely. i left from work early and got here no problem. it makes a lot more sense than driving. >> reporter: were you prepared for it to be like this. >> every time we come to the game, we use metro. >> reporter: inside the navy yard station, metro had extra police and supervisors on the platform. >> for the size of the station, i think they do it very well. i think metro has very good experience in handling the numbers and getting people through. i think some people think they
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thud shod be able to get through faster. they can only do so much. -- i think some people think they should be able to get through faster. >> patience is key today, i think. big crowd. biggest crowd ever, i heard. so go nats. >> i don't have to get anywhere right away so it's okay. kind of helps me get over what happened in there. >> reporter: metro says you can beat this backup by using the new jersey avenue entrance to the navy yard station or walk north less than a mile for capital south. >> thank you for the advice. we're going to walk it. >> reporter: make sure you have the proper fare. many say they are coming back tomorrow. >> of course, i'm hopeful. it is baseball, you have to be hopeful. >> all right. a heart-breaking loss for the orioles. they lost a pivotal game three
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in new york. the evil empire won 3-2. ibanez blasted the tying run in the ninth and hit the game winner in the 1th. plenty ahead, weather, traffic and all your top stories. fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. starts now. good morning. it is thursday, the day before friday, a day we all enjoy because it is the day before friday. just a tinge of chill in the air. live look outside right now at the washington monument. sarah has the day off. i'm wisdom martin. time now to talk about our weather. tucker is here today. just the two of us today. >> we'll try our best. awful early. let's get right to your maps. nice and cool out there. i mean it is cool but --
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>> it is not up bearable. >> not up bearable. >> the glass is half full, right? >> looking at a lot of sunshine when it gets up and going about 7:15 this morning. had a frontal system come through yesterday and that is allowing some cooler air to rush in. here is your big change from yesterday. still plenty of sunshine in the forecast. yesterday, we got in the low 70s. today, low 60s. to be honest with you, many of us will be in the upper 50s for daytime highs. probably jacket weather here today. going out to the nationals game this afternoon, it will cool off quickly late in the afternoon. >> it cooled off yesterday. >> it cooled off right there in the top of the first. that was a whole different story. daytime highs about 60 degrees. >> all right. now, let's bring in julie wright to break up the man show. good morning to you. >> yeah, you got to break this up. this is not how we're starting
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the morning with the two of you. >> now, you're here so all is right with the world. >> thank you. the overnight construction still in the process of being cleared from the inner loop of the beltway as you travel out to 66. it is the westbound lanes that are blocked. eastbound, we had some construction that was coming inbound between nutley street and the beltway. that too is being cleared. top stretch of the play running smoothly between college park and 270 with no issues reported. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. >> thank you very much. new this morning, dramatic video coming in from rescue efforts at miami-dade college in florida where a parking garage under construction collapsed wednesday. a construction worker can be seen being pulled from the rubble. he was rescued some 13 hours after the collapse and is in critical condition. two workers were still in the collapse and eight others were injured. crews say one more work are is
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still up accounted for. a 44-year-old man was executed in texas last night. jonathan green died by lethal injection, convicted after i rape and murder of a 12-year- old girl in 2000. lawyers had argued that green was mentally ill and that his hallucinations made him ineligible for the death penalty. the national zoo says it will announce today the final word on what killed the giant panda cub. the cub was born september 16th and died six days later. its mother, mei xiang, alerted panda keepers to a problem by making a particular distress noise but they can't save the cub. early tests show that the can you be had liver abnormalities and fluid in its and. id in its - - in its abdomen. democrat joe biden and republican paul ryan will be on stage at center college in
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danville, kentucky for a debate tonight. we will broadcast tonight's debate beginning at 9:00 p.m. then stay tuned for complete coverage and analysis on the news at 10:00 and the news edge at 11:00. at 11:00. . in other headlines, d.c. police are looking for the person who shot and killed a man in broad daylight. he was shot to death yesterday afternoon in the 1100 block of eighth street northeast near gallaudet university. a serial groper in northern virginia is believed to have struck again. here is a sketch of the suspect. the latest incident involved a 25-year-old woman who says she was groped from behind while walking near the commerce street bus stop in the springfield area. this one happened about a month ago but police say it is the sixth case they are investigating. one of d.c. mayor vincent gray's former aides has avoided jail time. howard brooks pled guilty earlier this year for his role in paying another candidate to
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bad mouth former mayor adrian fenty during the 2010 mayoral campaign. brooks was sentenced yesterday to two years probation alexander 200 hours of community service. he admitted he helped pay suleiman brown to stay in the race and verbally attack fenty. -- two years probation and 200 hours of community service. this is not what we expected or hoped for. now, the season hangs in the balance. today is game four between the nationals and the cardinals. now, the nats need a win to stay alive after getting pounded yesterday 8-0. the fans haven't lost hope just yet. there is still a lot of hope left. melanie alnwick is live at nats park with reaction and not a good day after all that excitement, melanie. >> reporter: absolutely not. part of that hope on the part of nationals fans is they are hoping that a whole different team comes out there to take the field this afternoon after a truly amazing season and that great first win down in st.
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louis against the cardinals. getting shut out at home by the reigning world series champions is not the way they wanted to kick thinged off here. washington fans, of course, were proudly wearing their home colors, waving and cheering like crazy as the nationals took to the field for the historic first playoff game at home. but the st. louis cardinals had plans of making some history of their own. they quickly took control of the game, racking up eight runs before it was all over. the nationals just not able to connect when it counted stranding 11 men on base during those tough nine innings. fans are disappointed but still hopeful. >> i heard a couple of boos but just to be in this position is fantastic. this team deserves everything. i hope it turns around. >> i'm disappointed but this is my first game so i enjoyed it though. >> you had a good time?
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>> i had a good time. >> the nattitude vanished. >> it is gone. >> reporter: fans are already talking about two games here. that is a good thing. yesterday's crowd was 45,017. there was high drama and heart break between the orioles and yankees. orioles led 2-12349 ninth inning and they were almost there -- orioles led 2-1 in the ninth inning and they were almost there. but they went to the 12th and the yankees now lead 2-1. the most sophisticated doping program in u.s. history. that is what they are saying about lance armstrong and his
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former teammates. newly released details of their investigation.   stay with us. we'll be back. 
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cyclist lance armstrong is implicated in what is being called the most sophisticated doping program in recent sports history. the u.s. antidoping agency released a report accusing the cycling champion of using performance-enhancing drug during his career. armstrong's lawyer says the usada ignored hundreds of doping tests the cyclist passed during his career. the supreme chiewrt has heard a case that could have major implication for every college and university in america. it is about whether race can be a factor in determining whether a student is admitted or not. the case was brought by a woman who was denied entrance to the university of texas at austin when she was a teen. abigail fisher showed up at the
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high court yesterday. she says she didn't get into the university because she was white. the university president says the supreme court should not change the admissions policy. >> we would not be giving the kind of education to all of our students that would be preparing them to work in a diverse and global world. it would be a setback for our students and our society. >> i hope the court rules that a student's race and ethnicity should not be considered when applying to the university of texas. >> a decision from the supreme court is not expected until spring. you can't park that animal over there. it's illegal. it's illegal. . >> alex carras has died. he had been suffering from dementia and kidney disease. the former defensive lineman for the detroit lions along with thousands of other former nfl players you'd the league this year claiming they should
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have had more protection to avoid head injuries. he and in the movie blazing saddles and the sitcom webster. metro unveils what its next fleet of railcars will look like. up next on fox 5 morning news, we are getting a first glimpse of the new cars. they feature several changes and we'll tell you all about them when we come back. first, let's talk to tucker barnes. >> how much will it cost to ride in those cars? >> a lot probably. >> cool temperatures to start your morning. temperatures fall back into the 40s. i'm have all the details on your forecast. generally going to be a good one. pamela howze: it just seems like such an...
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. welcome back. live look outside right now at the washington monument. it is 4:45 and today is thursday. looking forward to friday and the weekend. so we'll bring in tucker barnes and he will tell us what our weather swaying is going to be like -- it is the seven-day forecast? >> right. >> we want to know. >> i've got the answers for you. it will be ale cool today. yesterday, about 70. today, only about 60. otherwise, should be plenty of sunshine and the good part about the forecast, the weekend looks good too. >> slept. >> now, we just need some baseball teams around here to
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start winning again. >> we'll take anybody to win. baseball, football. >> i guess we've got the redskins sunday afternoon. >> we need some victories. we are in a better mood when we win. >> yes. temperatures will be a little cooler today. we had a cold front come through late in the day yesterday and that brought us some breezes which we still have along with cooler temperatures on the way. temperature right now at reagan national, 53 degrees. 52 here in leonardtown. 40s breaking out off to the west and to the north and i think much of the area here will wake up with temperatures in the 40s, maybe with some 30s before day break here well to the west. manassas, 46. 43 in cumberland. kids definitely want a jacket. it will be a fall-like day today. it will feel nice but with plenty of sunshine but it will still feel cool there with
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temperatures in the upper 50s to about 60. should be plenty of sunshine. we don't have much happening. high pressure out to the west will really build in and unlike yesterday when we woke up with the clouds and fog, i think today will start sunny and bright. it should be a mostly sunny day today. as we get into tomorrow and the weekend, we should get a warm- up around here particularly by sunday with temperatures expected to be back in the 70s. 62 today, lots of sunshine. cool for this time of year, wind north and west at about five to 10. much of the area in the upper 50s later this afternoon. it will be fall-like. it should be after all. it's october. here is your accu-weather seven- day forecast. thursday, friday, saturday, sunday look great with temperatures warming into the low 70s by sunday afternoon. we've got a redskin game. it will be nice for that. let's look at weather. >> on the roads this morning, so far, so good. overnight construction in the process of clearing from the
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beltway inner loop to head westbound on 66. we also had the overnight roadwork that was tying up some lanes on 66 as you guys continue inbound. this is the service road here from nutley street. you will find the lanes there are open. no problems reported if you are traveling north on 95 and 395. coming across the american legion bridge, still an easy drive between 270 and tysons corner. no problems to report on the inner loop. top side of the beltway at speed between college park and bethesda. no problems to report on 95 and 295 leaving for the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. metro is showing off a sample of its newest railcars. they are scheduled to go into service sometime within the next 18 months. fox 5's john henrehan goes on board to give us a look. ive us . >> reporter: at roughly $2 million each, metro's 7,000 series railcars are designed to be far safer than the oldest
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cars in the system. >> this car is made out of stainless steel, not aluminum, much more rugged material to work with. >> reporter: inside, the new cars will be equipped with multiple cameras so the operator can keep an eye on passengers inform fought thank you, these pictures might be transmitted real time to metro police headquarters. there will be multiple electronic sign boards inside the new cars but customer focus groups were firm on one thing. >> they are silent. so we listen to customers who said they did not want audio. >> reporter: with no armrest, the seats feel a little roomier and the aisles are a little wider. there is space underneath every seat for a backpack or even a suitcase. carpeting is history. it has been replaced with what is called non-flip resilient flooring. there are three sets of doors on each side but the new cars have moved the outer doors 36 inches closer to the center. managers think this is going to improve traffic flow. here is why. under the old configuration,
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there were just a couple of seats in this direction so passengers tended to move together this way. with this car, there are more seats available. passengers will disperse more quickly. all previous generations of metrorail cars came in two-car pairs. the 7000 series will come in four-car sets. what is the advantage? >> this allowed to us have fewer cabs in the car. therefore, there is more room for seating as well as standing for our passengers. >> reporter: metro managers, mechanics an even police will inspect the hard mock high pressure up railcar for the next month to suggest any finishing details. manufacturing will then begin in lincoln, nebraska. the new railcars should go into service here sometime in 2014. john henrehan, fox 5 news. a fox 5 follow-up to a story we first brought you yesterday. air bags are supposed to save lives but yours could be putting you in danger. we'll have more details about a
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counterfeit air bag warning. forget about next day shipping. what about same day shipping for the holiday? we're checking consumer news coming up next. we're back in a moment.
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. checking consumer news, it is not even halloween yet but big retailers are already fighting for your money this holiday season. retail giants like wal-mart are unveiling new perks to shopping online like same day service with shipped products from local stores instead of the warehouse. it is the latest effort of retailers to compete with amazon this holiday season. ida . counterfeit air bags that could put you at major risk behind the wheel. the federal government is out with new dramatic video that serves to warn drivers of a deadly danger, one that may have you checking out your vehicle. fox's lauren green reports. >> reporter: the national highway traffic safety administration has become aware
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of an issue with counterfeit air bag being used in vehicles. >> reporter: motorists who have had their air bags replaced over the past three years by a repair shop other than a new car deepership may be at risk. officials say there is a large variety of makes and models of vehicles for which counterfeit air bags are known to be able. exparts warn the fake bags look nearly identical to the original. no matter how they may look, the problem lies in how they work or rather how he don't work. >> they aren't going to save you in an accident. they are a fraud and dang ferreira start to finish. >> reporter: mechanics say drivers should be certain their air bag is fully functional before they get behind the wheel. >> i think it is a difference of a trip to the hospital or death versus walking way from an accident. >> reporter: federal agents are working to tackle the problem. back in august, authorities confiscate nearly 1600 counterfeits and arrested the north carolina man would had
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the false bags mailed to his home from overseas. >> the air bags are illegally manufactured in foreign factories under false trademarks and sthoipped brokers in the united states. >> reporter: car owners are being urged to check wwww.safer car.gov. in new york, lauren green, fox news. some late night drama in the baseball playoffs. we've already showed you the orioles loss. that wasn't the only heartbreaker of the night. highlights coming up next. >> how did you win the other day? oh, my gosh. you were so fast. but you got help, teddy. you had a lot of help. >> score another win for teddy. our paul wagner excited but some fans say maybe teddy's winning isn't such a good thing. stay with us. we'll be right back.
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. in sports, the as made a dramatic comeback to beat the tigers and even up the divisional series at two. seth smith tied it with a two- run double in the ninth. game four of the series between the reds and giants, top of the second, tied at one. the giants win 8-3 and also force a deciding game five today. identify long time, teddy roosevelt was the big loser on the baseball diamond. he ran the president's race before every nationals home game and always lost until last week. fox 5's paul wagner managed to talk with the new champ. >> reporter: it's world view like no other.
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everybody loves a winner. and winners love winning. just look at teddy. can he love it even more than this? fox 5 asked for and got permission for an exclusive interview. teddy, how did you win the other day? oh, my god. you were so fast. but you got help, teddy. you had a lot of help. are you going to get help today? yes? are you going to win? yeah, teddy. all right l all right l >> reporter: a win that was popular with some but not so much for others. >> i didn't like it. >> there are a lot of people who didn't like it. >> i hope that is not a jinx for the rest of the nationals season. >> he has to win today. yes, absolutely. >> you think there will be a curse if he doesn't win? >> i think the last time d.c. had a winning team was when teddy was president so i believe there is logistics behind it. >> reporter: you were happy to see teddy win. >> absolutely.

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